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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Harlem, New York, NY

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Harlem

4.2
4.2
2297 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
The Scene
The Syracuse-based barbecue phenomenon plunked a sprawling roadhouse with all the familiar back-road accoutrements into an abandoned meat factory. Unfinished wood-beamed ceiling, burlap bag curtains, scattered country bric-a-brac, and an enthusiastic greeting feel worlds away from the city. The roll call of devotees includes area families, couples on casual dates and groups of Columbia students.

The Food
Though fried green tomatoes and punchy boiled shrimp start things off right, the smell of smoking meats quickly adjusts the focus. The smokey-sweet pork ribs gently release from the bone and the Texas brisket, a touch dry, gets a lift from a topping of tangy cured jalapeños and a dash of hot sauce. It's even safe to venture from red meat with the truly moist and tender chicken, brined then smoked for deep flavor. With the exception of the cakey corn bread, sides keep pace, with tangy Creole potato salad and sweetened baked beans the standouts.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 694-1777
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    1. Full Service<br />2. Drop off w/ servers<br />3. Drop off<br />4. Take out
  • Private party facilities
    Two private party rooms for parties from 15 to 150 people. Our goal is to ensure your party, business meeting or specialized event is a rousing success. We’ll provide full customization to suit your needs so you don’t need to sweat the details.
  • Private party contact
    Lizette LeBaron, Catering Manager: (646) 213-1709
  • Neighbourhood
    Harlem
  • Cross Street
    12th Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available. Pay lot is also available on 131st Street (btwn 12th Ave and Broadway)
  • Public Transit
    1 train @ 125th Street
  • Entertainment
    Live Blues on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00pm-1:00am
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 2,297 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 0.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

2,298 Reviews
  1. NicyC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant it self was a little worn down but I think that was part of their theme. The hostess was great and offered us a booth and it was ready in a few minutes and the manager was great as well. The only issue was our server she took about 15 mins to drop our check and repeatedly walked passed us and forgot our drinks or just took to long. At first I understood since she did have around 7 tables to take care of but at the end of the meal there only about 3 left. She wasnt a very a good with the service. The chicken steak was delicious, my pulled PROK sand which was okay and the Mac and cheese was weirdly seasoned but the corn bread was delicious!

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  2. jennkay

    Greater Boston

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a family get together. Food for all, welcoming. Fun.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great the wait to receive my appetizer was pretty long it came 5 mins before my actual food came that was a con. The wait to be seated was good because I had reservations

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  4. Maurs

    New York City

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved it , the food was so delicious, the service was great our waiter was amazing . Will go back in the near future.

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  5. RachelM

    New York City

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We have come to Dinosaur BBQ for years! Unfortunately things have changed. The restaurant feels dirty and greasy. The chicken was under cooked. The order was't right. The bathrooms were dirty and not kept well. The restaurant was very hot- the AC wasn't sufficient. We felt sick and left as soon as we could feeling like we don't want to return. We have been coming for so many years- and it seems like it is going downhill. There is nothing healthy offered on the menu, and the plastic plates are all scratched up and the tables feel greasy. I literally felt sick being there. Our family used to look forward to going to this restaurant- but now feel like we don't want to come back. We had been coming here for a decade. Disappointing! Dinosaur BBQ raised their prices, but offered nothing more or better and has not kept up with the times.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Service was a little slow but not annoyingly so. Glad we had a rez bc it was mighty busy on a Sunday!

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  7. HannyR

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This was not our first time dining at the restaurant. We came to celebrate Father’s Day as my husband and father really enjoy the food here. I also held my baby shower in their event space upstairs which went off without any issues. My negative review is due to our last visit here on Father’s Day. The place was unusually not as crowded as I would have expected for Father’s Day. We were seated promptly as we had a reservation. We came with three children under 4 years of age and in total were a party of 8. Our appetizers and drink orders came out late, we waited for them for about 30 minutes. But had no idea that this was the beginning of the most horrible service we would experienced at this place. We then waited more than 2 hours for our food! After complaining to our waitress and manager, they brought out a children’s plate that all kids had to share as they were starving and growing very impatient. The manager finally came out with the rest of our plates. Some had certain things missing and replaced by other times as he said they had ran out of certain things we ordered. He gave us a discount but the entire party came out feeling completely disastify with the food and service.

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  8. Hospital

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a party of 10 present for a business meeting, and were cramped into a table with hardly any room. I had to sit sideways as I was pushed on a wall; very uncomfortable. The service was sub-par as we waited 30 minutes alone for water. Our waitress seemed overworked and could not juggle all the tables she was serving. As being a party with the most guests and an included gratuity, it would have been nice to see and speak to our waiter more as we had several issues one including them missing 2 members orders. The food was amazing but the service really has us questioning whether to come back again.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was very good except for the time the crying baby was next to us

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  10. MichaelK

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love this place. N to only does it have the best ribs but it gets a great mix of people. Everyone who works there does a terrific job of making the meal a relaxed event.

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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Harlem is rated 4.2 stars by 2297 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Harlem

700 west 125th st, New York, NY 10027

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    12th Avenue
  • Neighbourhood
    Harlem
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available. Pay lot is also available on 131st Street (btwn 12th Ave and Broadway)
  • Public Transit
    1 train @ 125th Street
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live Blues on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00pm-1:00am
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (212) 694-1777
  • Catering
    1. Full Service<br />2. Drop off w/ servers<br />3. Drop off<br />4. Take out
  • Private party facilities
    Two private party rooms for parties from 15 to 150 people. Our goal is to ensure your party, business meeting or specialized event is a rousing success. We’ll provide full customization to suit your needs so you don’t need to sweat the details.
  • Private party contact
    Lizette LeBaron, Catering Manager: (646) 213-1709
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